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The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development yesterday turned away an interim CMED workers’ committee that appeared before it saying they wanted to get evidence from the previous committee privy to the goings-on at the parastatal. It is understood that the portfolio committee had invited the CMED Loss Control and workers’ committee to give an insight into circumstances surrounding the US$2,7 million tender awarded to a local company last year for the supply of three million litres of fuel that has not been delivered.

But an interim workers’ committee that was appointed last month pitched up and the legislators felt the new committee would not do justice in answering some of the questions surrounding the botched fuel deal and issues affecting the workers.

As such, acting chairperson Cde Dexter Nduna said they wanted to get evidence from the previous committee.

“We regret to inform you that the period that you have been acting as interim, it is our view that you still need to have interaction with your management in order to be well versed with what your office might entail for now and the future,” said Cde Nduna.

“We would be asking your department to give us your predecessors that occurred during the time before you.”

Committee members questioned the timing of the appointment of the new workers’ committee.

Gutu North MP Cde Ticharwa Madondo (Zanu-PF) said only the previous executive was well versed with issues MPs wanted answered.

MDC-T legislator for Warren Park Mr Elias Mudzuri questioned the criteria used in selecting an interim workers’ committee before the election of a substantive one.

Head of the CMED delegation Ms Memory Musere said the previous workers’ committee’s tenure ran for two years only adding that their predecessors committee’s tenure lapsed last month.

CMED managing director Mr Davison Mhaka recently told legislators that they signed a deal with local petroleum company, First Oil, to supply CMED with three million litres of fuel, but nothing has been delivered to date.

Source : The Herald